of The Healing Exchange
BRAIN TRUST is to improve quality of life for people living
with brain tumors and related conditions TODAY.
We are a grassroots 501(c)(3)
nonprofit organization founded by 1997 by two brain
tumor survivors, a neurosurgeon, and a nurse. (Samantha
J. Scolamiero, Arky Polokoff, Stephen Tatter, MD, and
Jayne Butler, PhD, RN)
T.H.E. BRAIN TRUST is run mostly by volunteers.
We are now also thankful to have a small staff
supported by mainly by your donations
We have a passionate Board
of Directors who represent more than 55 years of
combined brain tumor survivorship in addition to providing
other areas of expertise.
People are the foundation of our organization. The
people in the photos on our site are all real people
and members of our community.
Here, each and every person plays an important role
in the support and inspiration of the community as a
We run over a dozen online support
groups and distribute over 300,000 emails weekly.
We serve over 2,200 people through our groups daily.
Here at T.H.E BRAIN TRUST, we believe that every day
is precious, which is why we emphasize living in the
present. No matter what, NOW is the most important moment
of our lives. We're happy you found us.
We love snail mail! Please
send us a note or a card or a photo and tell us about